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Quality Assurance

The Animal Protein Producers Industry (APPI) was founded in 1984 to develop a coordinated program for Salmonella testing that will ultimately assist in the control of the organism in rendered animal proteins.

This organized program for testing also includes surveillance and education to assure safe feed supplements for livestock, poultry, and pet foods. APPI functions with allied industries to form alliances to implement effective preventive and control measures to insure a safe feed/food supply.

APPI coordinates with government regulatory agencies, academia, and allied groups to strengthen communication and share information on new initiatives like HACCP.

The American Feed Industry Association encourages its members to only purchase from APPI participants. AFIA supports APPI quality initiative programs including testing for indicators such as Clostridium Perfringens, process control verification testing, and the Rendering Code of Practice. These programs fit perfectly with AFIA’s Safe Feed/Safe Food program.